Albert County Museum

The Court House at the Albert County Museum, a gray gabled building with columns

Nestled on the on the hill overlooking Shepody Bay in the original buildings of the Shiretown of Hopewell Cape, the Albert County Museum contains more than just artifacts, it contains the stories, the joys and heartaches of a people.

If the walls could talk… and they do!  Explore the County Gaol, where you are surrounded by the recently uncovered prisoner graffiti  (hidden since 1930) that makes every nook and cranny come alive.  Layer upon layer of names, dates, drawings and poetry tell the story of what it was like to do time in the Albert County Gaol.

The County Courthouse rebuilt in 1904 was the court of law in Albert County for over 100 years, before being decommissioned in 1952. Site of the Tom Collins murder trial in the 1900’s which helped set a number of precedents in Canadian Judicial Law. Was Tom guilty or did an innocent man go to the gallows? You weigh the evidence and decide…

All the buildings at the Albert County Museum : the Courthouse, the Gaol,  the Community Hall, the Records Office, the Tax Office, and the Library were all part of a once vibrant Shiretown and are in their original location, lovingly restored.

You can find more information on their website.

Hours of Operation 2023 (May 20 to September 30)


3490 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB E4H 3J8

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